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Master Masons and Current Shrine Members: To request new candidate petitions or demit certificates**, please call the Business Office at 717-238-8107 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

All checks should be made payable to “ZEMBO SHRINE” and returned to the business office at 2801 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg PA 17110 along with the required paperwork at least 5 days prior to the next scheduled Stated Meeting.  (scroll down for schedule)

Questions can be directed to, Zembo Shrine Recorder, at 717-238-8107 during office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. More information about Zembo Shrine, Shriners International & Shriners Hospitals is available on this website by clicking on those items in the orange menu.

**DEMITS- If you wish to discontinue your Shrine membership, you must pay any balance due before you will receive a demit certificate. The Recorder must receive your written, dated and signed “request for demit” letter with payment of your balance due beforeDecember 15th of the current year. If you have a balance due at the end of December , you will be suspended and will not receive a demit certificate.

 

Zembo Shrine (Shriners International) Yearly Dues Renewal Notices are mailed out to all

Nobles in October for the upcoming year and are always due by JANUARY 1st of that year!

You must have your current dues card in hand to enter all Shrine meetings and events during that calendar year.

 

SHRINE MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURES 

CANDIDATE  FORM REQUIRED:   Petition for Initiation and Membership 

Pre-Requisite Requirements: Member of Blue Lodge in Good Standing.  Is not/has never been a Zembo or any other Shrine member.  Recommended by two Zembo Shrine Members in Good Standing. 

ASSOCIATED MEMBER  FORM REQUIRED:   Petition for Association 

Pre-Requisite Requirements: Proof of Membership in Blue Lodge.  Proof of current membership in Good Standing at a Shrine other than Zembo.  Recommended by Two Zembo Shrine Members in Good Standing.  Payment amount of current year Temple dues amount.  Exempt for Hospital and Per Capita fees.  Members are responsible for membership dues at both Shrines but only need to pay the Hospital and Per Capita fees to their home Temple to remain Active & in Good Standing. 

AFFILIATED MEMBER  FORM REQUIRED:   Petition for Affiliation 

Pre-Requisite Requirements: Proof of current Membership in Blue Lodge.  Current year membership fee. Was a Zembo or any other Shrine member in the past and left in Good Standing. Must have a copy of Demit Certificate issued from the Shrine that you previously were a member. Recommend by two Zembo Shrine Members in Good Standing. 

DEMITTED MEMBER  Written letter to Business Office stating member’s wish to be removed from membership. Include name, date, membership number, current year dues/fees payment & signature. 

Pre-Requisite Requirements:Must be in Good Standing for the current dues year; All dues, fees, etc. owed to Zembo Shrine must be paid before a member can demit in Good Standing.  Once the member is in Good Standing, the Demit Certificate will be forwarded to them. 

SUSPENDED MEMBER  Suspension occurs when a member is not in Good Standing for the current dues year. 

Current Year Dues are always due on or before January First (1st) of that year. (i.e. 2012 Dues are due by January 1st, 2012) Members who do not hold a Shrine membership card for the current year cannot attend Shrine Stated Meetings, join nor participate in any Shrine Clubs &/or Units, nor participate in Shrine events, parades, fundraisers, etc.  All dues, fees, etc. owed to Zembo Shrine must be paid before a member can apply for Restoration of Membership.  During the year, at least two (2) Dues notices and a Notice of Suspension are printed and mailed automatically to those members who are not paid for the current year. 

PRE-BODY REQUISITE SUSPENSION  If a member of the Zembo Shrine is Suspended from their Blue Lodge, they automatically become Suspended from Zembo Shrine. 

Pre-Requisite Requirements: A Suspended member must be reinstated in Good Standing as a Blue Lodge member before that member can apply for Restoration at any Shrine. 

RESTORED MEMBER  FORM REQUIRED:   Petition for Restoration 

Pre-Requisite Requirements:  Proof of current year Membership in Blue Lodge. Payment of two (2) years dues at the current rate.  Was suspended from Zembo or another Temple.  Recommended by two Zembo Shrine Members in Good Standing. 

 

 

What is Shriners International?

        Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, truth and relief. There are 194 temples located throughout the world, with approximately 325,000 members. Men who wish to become Shriners must first join the fraternity of Freemasonry and achieve the status of Master Mason.

     The basic organizational unit of the fraternity is the temple, which is governed by an elected board,known as the Divan. The Divan is headed by a Potentate, who is the presiding officer of the temple.All temples are subordinate to Shriners International Headquarters. The Imperial Divan, the fraternity’s governing board, is headed by the Imperial Potentate and consists of 13 elected officers. A new officer is elected to the ImperialDivan each year. Every officer, except the Imperial Treasurer and Imperial Recorder, moves up the “line” each year, eventually becoming Imperial Potentate.  The Imperial Treasurer and Imperial Recorder may be re-elected.  Within each temple, there are also clubs and units for members with various interests and hobbies. The fraternity may be best known for its colorful parades, circuses and clowns - but there are also many other opportunities for members.  From leadership development and public speaking to networking and special interests - there truly is something for everyone. 

    Shriners International’s best-known symbol is the distinctive red fez worn by Shriners at official functions. The fez derives its name from the city of Fez, Morocco, and was chosen as part of Shriners’ Near East theme. This theme was developed in the 1870s by Walter M. Fleming, a prominent New York physician, and William J. “Billy” Florence, a popular actor.  Legend has it that Florence discovered the Near East theme when he attended a party in Marseilles, France, hosted by an Arabian diplomat. When he returned to the U.S., he exp[lained the theme to Fleming, and the two men began laying the foundation for the Shriners fraternity, which was officially named the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and infomarlly as the Shriners of North America. Today the fraternity's name is Shriners International.  The first Shriners temple, Mecca Shriners, was organized in New York City in 1872. 

   As membership in the Shriners fraternity grew in the early 1900s, so did the call for establishing an official charity. In 1919, the Imperial Potentate-elect proposed establishing a hospital to provide free care for children with orthopaedic problems. A committee explored the idea and concluded there should not just be one hospital; there should be a health care system throughout North America that provides pediatric orthopaedic medical care regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. The first hospital opened in Shreveport, La., in 1922.  Today, there are 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children®, 19 of which specialize in pediatric orthopaedics, providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries and diseases of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. The health care system has the largest full-time staff of orthopaedic surgeons in the U.S. Shriners Hospitals for Children entered the field of burn care in the 1960s after recognizing a lack of medical expertise in the field. The health care system provides critical, surgical and rehabilitive care for children with varying degrees of pediatric burn injuries.

In the early 1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children opened the nation’s first spinal cord injury rehabilitationcenters specifically designed for kids. There, patients receive long-term rehabilitation and intensive physical, occupational and recreation therapies.  Cleft lip and palate was officially added to the health care system’s treatment disciplines in 2005.  This program provides surgeries, orthodontic work, audiological, speech and psychological therapies for children with this condition. Shriners Hospitals for Children relies on the generous donations of Shriners and the general public to continue changing the world through caring for kids.

Prospective members are encouraged to visit www.beashrinernow.com  for more information about Shriners International. Additional information is available about the fraternity and hospitals at www.shrinersinternational.org or www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or by contacting your local Shriners - Call the Zembo Recorder in Harrisburg, PA at 717-238-8107.  or click on this link:

About the Masons and the Shriners... http://www.beashrinernow.com/About/Shriners/AboutShriners.aspx

 
 

Watch a video about Shriners International - click here http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Hospitals/Locations/Philadelphia/MeettheMenBehindtheMission.aspx

 
 

LOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK! 

https://www.facebook.com/shrinersinternational

 
 

2016 ZEMBO MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chairman

Michael T. "Mick" Govora, Jr., P.P.

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Co-ChairmanJoshua P. Brown  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Committee:George A. Martin, Jr.James L. Russell, III
 Anthony J. WashabaughRonald P. Face, Jr.
 Barry L. GarberLeslie C. "Les" McNally
 Michael W. RinehartKenneth C. "Ken" Meloy, Jr.
 Dennis L. ChesleyDonald L. Shuler, Jr.
 

click on the links below for more info on these special membership programs:

Permanent Contributing and Per Capita Membership

Information on Life Membership

The Shriners Village

 

Stated Meetings

All Nobles are invited to attend. You must have your current year membership dues card to enter. **Candidates/First Line Signers - Please turn your Petitions for Initiation & Membership and your payment in to the Business Office at least 5 days prior to a scheduled meeting so that it can be added to the agenda. Once your paperwork is in, Candidates and their First Line Signers should report to the office at 6:30pm prior to the meeting to sign in with the office staff.

Member Stated Meetings are scheduled at 7pm sharp on the following Fridays:

   

 

Stated Meeting on Friday February 5, 2016

Regular Meeting at 7pm at Zembo Shrine in the OBR.

New Candidates will be brought in at this meeting.  Please submit payment and Petition for Initiation the Wednesday before the meeting, so that they can be added to the agenda.  Candidates and their 1st Line Signers should report to the office by 645pm to sign in with the office staff.

 Details of member events are posted in your Pep~er.

 

Stated Meeting on Friday Dec 2, 2016

Regular Meeting at 7pm at Zembo Shrine in the OBR.

New Candidates will be brought in at this meeting.  Please submit payment and Petition for Initiation by the Wed before the meeting, so that they can be added to the agenda.  Candidates and their 1st Line Signers should report to the office by 645pm to sign in with the office staff.

 

 

             Dues Renewals for 2017 will be mailed out in November by the Shriners International Imperial Office in Tampa, FL.  Dues payments will still be made payable to Zembo Shrine and processed in our office in Harrisburg, PA, however, your NEW permanent plastic Dues Cards will also be mailed out directly from the Imperial Office beginning in December.

2017 Dues are Due!

2017 Membership Dues are due by January 1st, 2017.  Make your check* payable to: Zembo Shrine with your Member number noted. Mail to: Zembo Shrine - Dues - 2801 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or come to our business office M-F 9am to 4pm (3rd st. entry).  Nobles must have a current year dues card to participate in any Shrine events, stated meetings, club and unit activities, etc.  *We also accept VISA and MasterCard (3% processing fee) for your convenience.

Nobles, Yearly Dues are due by January 1st. A current year Zembo Shrine Membership Card must be presented to attend any Shrine function, including Stated meetings, Club/Unit meetings or events, etc. If Dues are not paid, those Nobles who have a past due balance will be suspended from Zembo Shrine on December 31st. 

*DEMITS- If you wish to discontinue your Shrine membership, you must pay any balance due before you will receive a demit certificate. The Recorder must receive your written, dated and signed “request for demit” letter with payment of your balance due before December 15th of the current year. If you have a balance due at the end of December , you will be suspended and will not receive a demit certificate.

50 YEAR MEMBERS- unfortunately, Shriners International does not extend any dues benefits to 50 Year (or more) members. Questions should be directed to the Zembo Recorder at 717-238-8107 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Members who are suspended and wish to become a RESTORED MEMBER of Zembo Shrine, must submit all past due balances along with a Petition for Restoration and a copy of their current Blue Lodge Card to the Zembo Business Office at least 5 days prior to our scheduled Stated Meeting. Questions can be directed to the Zembo Recorder, Hank Martin, P.P. at 717-238-8107 during his office hours M-F 9am-3pm.

 

 

Fraternal Accessories / Merchandise - click on the link www.dturin.com

D. Turin & Company 8045 W. 26 Court, Hialeah, FL 33016 Ph: 800-982-2004

 

 Snowbirds.... Help us keep in touch with you while you are away from your permanent address.  Click on the link below to download the form.

 Temporary Address Form
 

Noble Dennis L. Chesley Named Shriner of the Month

7/15/2014

Noble Dennis L. Chesley of Zembo Shriners in Harrisburg, Pa., has been named Shriner of the Month for July 2014. The new award program, which launched in January 2014, was developed by the leadership of Shriners International to recognize those nobles who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to both the fraternity and its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Personal displays of leadership, especially by example, and consistent participation in temple activities and efforts, and/or support of the health care system, all contribute to consideration for the award.

A Dependable Leader Noble Chesley of Camp Hill, Pa., has been a Shriner for nearly 30 years. He is very involved in many facets of his temple, but he is most notably known for his participation and exceptional leadership as part of the Zembo Color Guard Unit. Whenever there is a parade or other community activity that the Color Guard is a part of, under his direction, the unit performs admirably. Noble Chesley also works tirelessly on behalf of the Zembo Circus each year, as well as for the Zembo Car Show and Zembo Sportsman Day.Dedicated to the philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and to making the world a better place, Noble Chesley contributes much of his time and efforts to Zembo’s fundraising initiatives. He is also extremely faithful in attending meetings and all other temple activities, further demonstrating his steadfast commitment to the fraternity.

An Ambassador for his Temple Realizing the importance of membership to the strength and success of the organization, Noble Chesley has brought many new nobles to the temple over the years. He unfailingly serves as a representative of Zembo Shriners at both fraternal events and meetings of other Masonic organizations. A loyal, dependable member of his temple, “he is always there,” said Zembo Recorder Henry J. Martin. “Noble Chesley exemplifies the spirit of the Shriner of the Month Award,” said Shriners International Executive Vice President and Imperial Recorder Jack H. Jones. “We are grateful to have him as a member within our organization.”

Congratulations to Noble Chesley for his achievements and for being chosen Shriner of the Month.


 
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